Monday, April 28, 2008
Picture Pages Picture Pages...
One of my all time favorite past-times is coloring. As a toddler, as a child, as a teenager, as an adult...I would never pass on the opportunity to color. What I remember most about coloring in my coloring books is that there was usually an adult coloring with me, enjoying this past-time too..whether my Mom, an Aunt, a babysitter or my Grandma.
If we are at home, at least once a day, the girls will get out the coloring books themselves and just sit on the floor and color and talk and discuss what they are coloring. Many times I will join them too...and it seems they will be done long before I am ready to finish. I could color for hours upon end...and I still write my name on all of my completed work.
A little coloring history - according to Wikipedia..
The McLoughlin Brothers are credited as the inventors of the coloring book, when, in 1880s they produced The Little Folks' Painting Book. Until the 1930s, books were designed with the intent for them to be painted instead of colored. Even when crayons came into wide use in the '30s, books were still designed so that they could be painted or colored.
The first box of eight Crayola crayons made its debut in 1903. The crayons were sold for a nickel and the colors were: black, brown, blue, red, purple, orange, yellow, and green. The word Crayola was created by Alice Stead Binney, wife of Edwin Binney, who took the French words for chalk, craie, and oily, oléagineux, and combined them.
..and do you remember this favorite show...
Posted by Tracy at 5:44 AM